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the housing entities for administrative cost. 1 percent to housing authorities. it doesn't go to the locals. in fact the previous versions of the bills specifically exclude the cities and counties from this. it was only meant to go e to the federal agencies. here because our, the city elected to be the housing success or and the housing authority, the san francisco housing authority is not the housing success or. there are no, there is no distribution. but in marine county i know, marine county said we need relief. and this provides relief. it doesn't apply to san francisco and operations.
another item really clarifies for property management plans. in terms of transfer success or agencies were allowed to guess -- designate cities or public entity to approve a redevelopment plan and also clarified what this bill did that is pursuant to a community plan or 5-year implementation plan. we provided some clarification for our particular purposes on the property management plan, it doesn't help us because we were able to fit one of the boxes and does help other entities as we know around the state. >> lastly the bring to your attention there is a formula for loan repayments to the city or county that created the success or, the former redevelopment agencies. we do not have any outstanding
loans from the city that the city expected to get paid back. so this doesn't apply to us but it does apply to a number of success or agencies and sponsored and cities across the county. that concludes my presentation on assembly bill 471 and i'm available for any questions you may have. >> thank you. any questions or 471? >> interesting. >> i have to ask you about another assembly bill. i don't know how much is related to anything in san francisco, but assembly bill 440 that allows local entities to take the place of former redevelopment agencies to assign clean up sites and get environmental reports and require clean up? i can see where that would apply? >> is that steinberg?
>> from october, a few months ago. okay, i can see where it would apply in different states because you have redevelopment agency that they were the only body that would essentially allow a clean up site and responsibility for clean up site and there is no redevelopment agency that is going to do that and it allows the local entity to take that spot and i was wondering if that had any implication with this shipyard at all. >> i'm not familiar with any of the particulars. there are probably #6 or 7 with a number of redevelopment clean up bills and proposing to expand the permitted uses for ifd for affordable housing. i have to do some more due diligence on that and report back to you on the applicability on that.
there are a number of those out there and i have to keep the commission on the posted an we are tracking and following those. >> i think that's the only one that passed and that i had a question about and it was nicknamed polanco something like that. >> we'll look into that one and probably do an informational memo back to you on its applicability and i can put it back on the directors report. >> okay. thank you. any other questions? okay. this you very much. let's go back to item 5e. we finished our discussion. we have the sole proprietor from twin peaks iii. would you like to say anything about your business operations and how you are
finding things on shore view? >> actually what we do if we just monitor the park. >> my name is rita, harvey tyler with maintenance company and we monitor the park to make sure it's clean and if there is anything to be reported back to the redevelopment agency. so far everything is going really good and there is not a lot of major things that are happening that are not normal for a park of this size. >> if you can stand. we have more questions. >> what do you monitor there? >> sometimes there is activity where people come in the park and for example, if they put thing that should normally be in the park like for during the holidays there were a couple of christmas trees in the park. so things like that is what we call monitoring and making sure we dispose of
those items and make sure the park is kept in status with the grass being emptied and trash being mowed and people dispose of things necessarily in the park we make sure we keep it in a safe normal environment. >> do you have a camera there so you monitor everything? >> no. we take pictures of the park monthly when we submit our billing to the redevelopment agency so they can see how things are looking for a month to month basis. if there is activity where it's something out of the norm, then we take pictures. four -- for example like the christmas trees if someone dumped christmas trees in the park or someone left trash that is not normal trash you would put in trash
reacceptables. there have been instances where vehicles have driven through the park and burned grass and we show right away that these things are going on in the park. >> is there lots of trash there? >> yeah, the normal trash for people when they use the park for picnicking and they use the trash receptacle but people dispose of other things that is not normal trash. >> how many hours you spend per week there? >> it varies depending on what we have to do. i would say anywhere from five 5 hours a week we spend there. >> okay . thank you. >> thank you. any other questions? thank you very
much for joining us. i know we stressed you out getting here. we are to the motion part of our discussion unless there is anymore questions or comments? okay. entertain a motion on the extension of the personal services contract? >> so moved. >> thank you very much. is there a second? >> second. >> madam secretary please call the roll. commissioner ellington, aye, mondejar, sing, rosales, johnson. the vote is 5 ayes. >> the next business is item 9 commissioners questions and matters. >> commission matters? thank you very much. >> the mayor has a reception at 5:00 in room 201. you are
all invited to the board of supervisors and district attorney. >> thank you very much for inviting me. black history month went by fast. now it's women's history month. thank you very much, commissioner mondejar. anything else? i know we have a couple of ground breaking events coming up this month. as we come closer we'll give more announcements on that. >> the next item. >> the next item is closed session. there is no closed session. next item is adjournment. >> thank you very much. we are adjourned. >> [ meeting is adjourned ] >> >> >>
>> hi, in san francisco we're doing a special series called stay safe, about staying in your home after an earthquake. and today we're going to be talking about the neighborhood support center to help people find new resources when they stay in their home. ♪ ♪ >> we're here at the urban center in san francisco with sarah karlewski, deputy director of spur. we're talking about the shelter, a safe place to stay, exhibition at their center. and part of being able to shelter in place in your home is to be able to find a place nearby where you can get the services that you might not have in your home. and that's what this little neighborhood support center is for. >> that's right.
>> what are some of the services that might be provided in a neighborhood center like this? >> yeah. so, we think of the neighborhood support centers as really being homes away from home. so, after a major earthquake there is going to be a lot of confusion. people are going to need to try to meet up with other people. they're going to need a lot of information. so, a lot of what the neighborhood support center is going to provide is that information. basically we're going to be like a hub where people can come to get services, help, information, et cetera. what you see here on this table are a whole variety of did you ever rent things from tools, some walki-talkies. this helps people know what is going on in their neighborhood. over here you have a whole variety of water and canned goods. we're really hoping that people
will stock up for themselves at least for the first 72 hours if not more. i know that i have a ton of canned food and other sorts of things such as water within my own home. and everybody should, but there's going to come a time where people are going to end up running out and needing more. so, that's what we've got right here. >> so, this neighborhood support center, this doesn't look to be a major city sponsored fully stocked space. it can be a small commercial space, even somebody's garage as long as they have the information, a guide of information, who to call for what, communications equipment, some power, have a generator. >> that's right. >> thinking of lights and charge your cell phones and so on. and probably be operated by volunteers. >> volunteers, maybe members of nert could help out, people who live in the neighborhood that have some building skill could be helpful. so, if there is a structural engineer living nearby or even an architect, they could really
help people kind of understand what has happened to their homes and what sort of repairs might be needed. >> here we are with some of the things that you might find in a neighborhood support center. one thing we learned from hurricane katrina, people really rely on their portable electronics and their phone. we say here's a charging station tied up to the generation. the essential coffeepot. >> yes. >> maybe a computer, you can check your e-mail with. >> yes. we have our charging station here. and then over here you can see we've got a whole variety of things, including the all-important different tags. so, lawrence, do you want to talk a little about the tags? >> sure. people want to know what do these tags mean. is my building safe or unsafe. these are the city owe initial tags. staying in your home doesn't require that you get a tag. it just means that you use common sense and maybe get help from people who might be around who can help you evaluate
whether it's a safe place to stay. >> you might want to know because regular city services are disrupted, you might want to know when trash pick up is, if you need to get clean water, et cetera. also in the neighborhood support center, that kind of information would be available and we've got a little of that up here. >> trash pick up resumes regular schedule on wednesday. >> that's right. >> please mark your human waste. >> that's right. >> so, this is kind of an information center, communication center, also a center that hopefully will show people how to relate to their neighboring communities, what else is happening city-wide. and, of course, this is sort of the ubiquitous form of communication. my cat is missing, call me. >> exactly, because a lot of times, even if you do have a cell phone, and people do if you're really trying to save some of your precious energy minutes, et cetera, or it's not working as well as it normally does, it is helpful to have a message board that you can get
information to other people. and, so, that's what we're showing here. you can see people are going to be looking for their pets. they're going to be looking for rides. people are going to need to be sharing resources a much as they possibly can. another thing that you can see here is they're going to need to be fair tools and some of the things that people are going to need in order to be able to stay safer within their homes. so, we're just showing sort of a gesture to that with all these different tools here. but then also tarps, people are going to need to cover their windows if their windows are cracked, if their roofs are broken. so, ideally, the city would be able to know where all these neighborhood centers are and help deliver some of these supplies. >> they could come from a neighbor, maybe not. thank you so much for allowing us to come in and share this wonderful exhibit. and thank you for
>> hello, i am with the recreation and parks department. we are featuring the romantic park location in your backyard. this is your chance to find your heart in santa and cisco with someone special. -- san francisco with someone special. our first look out is here at buena vista park, a favorite with couples and dog walkers. both have a significant force. a refreshing retreat from urban life. the romantic past that meander
up and down the park under pines and eucalyptus. hang out in this environment and you might see butterflies it, fennel, and then the lines. -- dandelions. is ada accessible. public transit is plentiful. we have conquered the steps, we have watched the dogs, and we have enjoyed a beautiful view. this is a place to take someone special on a romantic stroll and enjoyed a beautiful look out. welcome to corona heights located in the heart of this district. it offers a view of the downtown skyline, the bay bridge, and the
east bay. it is one of the best kept secrets in the city. it is hardly ever crowded. on any given day, you will run into a few locals. , bought a 37 bus to get there without any parking worries. for legged friends can run freely. there is also a patch of grass for the small box. >> it is a great place. it is a wonderful place to have these kinds of parks. that dog owners appreciate it. >> take time to notice of the wildfires that are on the grassland and keep your head out on the lookout for hawks and other bird life. be sure to take your camera and be prepared to take a view of the city will not forget. it has a beautiful red rock formations. you could watch the sunrise over the bay.
this is another one of our great lookouts. we are at mount davidson. 928 feet. this is the place for you to bring someone special. to not forget that dogs and enjoy all of the pathways and greenery that surrounds you. it provides a peaceful oasis of open space and great hiking trails. the spectacular view offers a perfect place to watch the sunrise or sunset with someone you love. >> it is a good place to get away from the hectic life of the city. come up here and listen to nature, i get some fresh air. that view is fantastic. >> where sturdy shoes.
hikers get the feeling of being in a rain forest. mount davidson is also a great place to escape the noise and the bustle of the city. take the 36 bus and it will drop you at the entrance. it is quite a hike to the top but the view is worth every step. this is the place to bring that someone special. golden gate park's largest body of water is an enchanting place. is a popular spot for paddling around in boats, which can be rented. created in 1893, it was designed for these your boating -- for leisure boating. it is named for the wild
strawberries that once flourished. there is also a waterfall, two bridges, and trails the climb to the summit, the highest point at more than four hundred feet. you can catch glimpses of the western side of the city that make this hilltop a romantic look out. for public transit, i take the n train. the lad the ad -- lake is ada accessible. watch many ducks, swans, and siegel's. -- seagulls. it is a great place to stroll and sail away. many couples come here to take a ride around a lake, going under
the bridges, passing the chinese pavilion and the waterfall. for a quiet getaway, making for a memorable and magical experience. located on 19th avenue, this growth is the place to where you're hiking boots, bring the family and the dog because it has so much to offer you and your loved ones. it is a truly hidden gem in the city. the park is rich with eucalyptus trees. long paths allow you to meander, perfect for a dog walking in a wooded environment. >> i enjoy the history. the diversity ofnature that exists in such an urban city,
concrete streets, cars, we have this oasis of the natural environment. it reminds us of what the history was. >> there is a section for dogs and plenty of parking. transit is available on the 28 bus to get you very easily. the part is ada -- park is ada accessible. it is also a natural lake. this is your chance to stroll around the lake and let the kids run free. it also has many birds to watch. it is a place to find and appreciate what you -- a wonderful breath of fresh air. come and experience in this park and enjoy the people, picnics,
and sunshine. this is a lovely place to take a stroll with your loved ones. in the middle of pacific heights, on top of these hills, it offers a great square, a peaceful beauty, large trees and grass and greenery. it features tables and benches, a playground, restaurants, and tennis courts. there are plenty of areas for football and picnics. it is very much a couple's park. there are many activities you can experience together. stroll on the pathways, bring your dog, or just picnic at one of the many tables and enjoy all that it has to offer together. many couples find this is a perfect park to throw down a blanket and soak up the sun. it is a majestic place that you can share with someone you chairs.
lafayette park is also easily accessed from the 47, 49, and 90 buses. it is ada accessible. we are here at the historic palace of fine art in the marina district. originally built for the 1950's exposition, the palace is situated on san francisco's number waterfront. it is ada accessible and is reached by the 28, 30, and 91 bus lines. set against the reflecting waters of the lagoon and eucalyptus trees, the palace is one of san francisco post most -- san francisco's most romantic
spots to relax with that special someone while listening to the water and gazing at the swans. a beautiful to view from many locations along the mattoon, an ideal place to -- all -- lagoon, an ideal place to walk with a loved one. reservations for weddings are available at sfrecpark.org. discarding contains plants referred to by william shakespeare's plays and poems. welcome to the shakespeare garden here in the famous golden gate park. located near the museum and the california academy of sciences, the garden was designed by the california spring blossom and wildfilower association.
here is a truly enchanting and tranquil garden along a path behind a charming gate. this garden is the spot to woo your date. stroll around and appreciate its unique setting. the gorgeous brick walkway and a brick wall, the stone benches, the rustic sundial. chaired the part -- share the bard's word hundred famous verses from a shakespearean plays. this is a gem to share with someone special. pack a picnic, find a bench, and enjoy the sunshine, and let the whimsical words of william shakespeare and floats you and
your loved one away. this is one of the most popular wedding locations and is available for reservations. take a bus and have no parking worries. shakespeares' garden is ada accessible. located at the bottom of this hill, it is a secret garden with an infinite in captivating appeal. carefully tucked away, it makes the top of our list for most intimate pyknic setting. avoid all taurus cars and hassles by taking a cable car. or the 30, 45, or 91 bus. the garden was designed by
thomas church in 1957. grow old with me, the best is yet to be is inscribed on a sundial. it is anchored by twin white gazebos and flowers that bloom year-round. this is the place to tell someone special or the place to declare the commitment you two share. weddings and the event reservations are available for this adorable hidden gem. we know there are many other romantic parks in san francisco. we hope you have enjoyed this torre of lookouts, picnics, and strolls that are available every day. until next time, do not forget to get out and play. for more information about reserving one of these romantic locations or any other location, call 831-5500.